Walker EDGE Frequently Asked Questions
What is Walker EDGE?
The Walker EDGE is a student services and employer relations office providing comprehensive professional development resources, programs and guidance to students within the Walker School of Business and Technology. The opportunities offered by Walker EDGE are designed to enable students to develop their EDGE and set them up for success in achieving their career goals.
Why should I complete an internship?
It is essential for students to have relevant, professional experience when applying for their first jobs. Completing an internship provides students a competitive edge in the job market as well as valuable professional contacts.
What activities are required of me to apply for a local internship?
In order to apply for a local internship developed by Walker EDGE, students must complete one or more of the following:
- WSBT 2000: Career Exploration for Professional Success (3 credit hours)
- Walker EDGE 101: Online Tutorial in the WorldClassRoom (0 credit hours)
What are the benefits of participating in opportunities through the Walker EDGE?
- Valuable professional experience, essential in today's job market
- Better understanding of corporate and business culture
- Opportunity to build professional skills and industry knowledge
- Opportunity to build professional contacts
- A competitive EDGE in future career endeavors
What internships will be available?
Walker EDGE partners with different companies, primarily in the St. Louis area to provide a wide range of internship opportunities for students in areas such as computer science, financial services, marketing, business administration, information technology, management and more.
Walker EDGE staff work with students to identify internship opportunities that are a good fit based on skills and interests. Students are also encouraged to explore internship opportunities available from multiple sources.
Will I be required to find and apply for my own internship?
Yes. The Walker EDGE is not an internship placement service.
Participation will provide exclusive access to internship opportunities, however, students must complete the internship search and application process. This provides students with practical experience for a job search upon graduation.
Will I receive academic credit for my internship?
You may apply to receive academic credit for your internship but it must be approved by the faculty internship coordinator for your department well in advance. For more information regarding an internship for academic credit including instructions on how to apply, please contact your designated faculty member or visit the Internship for Credit page.
- Business Department
- Dr. Elizabeth Risik
- Management Department
- Dr. Dustin Smith
- Math & Computer Science Dept.
- Professor Al Cawns
I attend classes at one of the other St. Louis area campuses besides Webster Groves. Am I still eligible to participate?
Yes, students at any Webster St. Louis campus are eligible to participate.